Oral history interview with Horace Raphael who was born in Vancouver, 1920. His grandfather was born in Germany, 1832, and his grandmother was born in Poland. While his mother was born in Winnipeg and his father was born in Poland but left for Vancouver between 1904-05.
Oral history interview with Paul Heller who was born in Poland in 1911. His father side comes from Poland whereas his mother's family originates from Lithuania. Paul discusses his involvement in Poland's forestry and later estate management, the rise of Hitler, Poland being attacked in 1939 and the lengths involved to escape Poland, retrieve his mother and emigrate to Canada. Paul married Edwina in 1936.
Oral history interview with Irving Koenigsberg who was born in Vancouver, 1921. Irving majored in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and worked in his father's business (Maurice Koenigsberg), Western Wholesale Jewelry. His grandparents came from Poland.
Oral history interview with Meta Zalkowitz. Her husband and later her sons were partners in a glucose plant in New Westminster. Meta was active in New Westminster's Hadassah chapter and continued involvement by joining Vancouver's chapter after moving.
An Oral history interview with Charna Plottel who was born in Saskatoon, 1920. Charna was Secretary to the Chairman of Continuing Medical Education at UBC, Secretary to the Associate Dean of Medicine at UBC, Secretary to the Medical Director (Vice-President) at Shaughnessy Hospital.
Oral history interview with Daniel Ezekiel who was born in Manila. His family is split between Ashkenazi and Sephardic. Daniel talks about his family history and how they ended up in Manila. Daniel speaks 4 languages, his father speaks 5, and his mother 8. In the 1970s political change in Manila caused everyone who could to leave. His family moved to Vancouver. He went to medical school at the University of Toronto. He compares North American Jews to Jews in the Philippines. He went to Israel with a youth group in 1980 and still visits ever couple of years.